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Producer: Goldeneye, Article: Sonoma: Another Brilliant Vintage in 2018

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2017 Goldeneye Pinot Noir Split Rail Vineyard

Coming from a site in the Anderson Valley, the 2017 Pinot Noir Split Rail Vineyard (16 months in 60% new French oak) reveals a medium ruby color to go with a great nose of mulled red fruits, dried herbs, and spice as well as a touch loamy earth. With bright acidity, medium body, and a balanced, elegant texture, it's beautifully done and should have a decade of longevity.

  $86 1

Coming from a site in the Anderson Valley, the 2017 Pinot Noir Split Rail Vineyard (16 months in 60% new French oak) reveals a medium ruby color to go with a great nose of mulled red fruits, dried herbs, and spice as well as a touch loamy earth. With bright acidity, medium body, and a balanced, elegant texture, it's beautifully done and should have a decade of longevity.

2017 Goldeneye Pinot Noir The Narrows Vineyard

Cranberry, mulberry, leafy herbs, sagebrush, and sweet spice notes all emerge from the 2017 Pinot Noir The Narrows Vineyard, a charming, medium-bodied effort with good acidity, rock-solid balance, and a clean finish. It's certainly an outstanding wine and shows the savory, focused style of the 2017 vintage nicely. Give bottles a year or so to let the tannins integrate, and it should easily evolve through 2027+.

  $86 1

Cranberry, mulberry, leafy herbs, sagebrush, and sweet spice notes all emerge from the 2017 Pinot Noir The Narrows Vineyard, a charming, medium-bodied effort with good acidity, rock-solid balance, and a clean finish. It's certainly an outstanding wine and shows the savory, focused style of the 2017 vintage nicely. Give bottles a year or so to let the tannins integrate, and it should easily evolve through 2027+.

2017 Goldeneye Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard Lower Bench

A slightly smaller production release, the 2017 Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard Lower Bench offers a more savory, mineral style as well as both red and black fruits, bouquet garni, crushed rock, and graphite aromatics. A darker, richer wine, it’s medium-bodied and has terrific balance as well as a great finish. It's going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and have a decade of overall longevity.

  $86 1

A slightly smaller production release, the 2017 Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard Lower Bench offers a more savory, mineral style as well as both red and black fruits, bouquet garni, crushed rock, and graphite aromatics. A darker, richer wine, it’s medium-bodied and has terrific balance as well as a great finish. It's going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and have a decade of overall longevity.

2017 Goldeneye Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard Hillside

The 2017 Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard Hillside is a more Burgundian, earthy effort loaded with notions of dried cherries, forest floor, tobacco, and tapenade all emerging from the glass. It has good freshness, a focused, elegant texture, bright acidity, and a clean finish. It's another balance, classic Pinot Noir from this estate.

  $86 1

The 2017 Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard Hillside is a more Burgundian, earthy effort loaded with notions of dried cherries, forest floor, tobacco, and tapenade all emerging from the glass. It has good freshness, a focused, elegant texture, bright acidity, and a clean finish. It's another balance, classic Pinot Noir from this estate.

2017 Goldeneye Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard

There are three releases from this vineyard, all of which spent 16 months in 60% new French oak. Starting with the 2017 Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard, it reveals a translucent ruby color as well as pretty bouquet of ripe cherry and strawberry fruit, subtle floral notes, medium-bodied richness, and a balanced, fruit-forward, charming style. It's nicely balanced and a delicious effort to enjoy over the coming 4-6 years.

  $86 1

There are three releases from this vineyard, all of which spent 16 months in 60% new French oak. Starting with the 2017 Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard, it reveals a translucent ruby color as well as pretty bouquet of ripe cherry and strawberry fruit, subtle floral notes, medium-bodied richness, and a balanced, fruit-forward, charming style. It's nicely balanced and a delicious effort to enjoy over the coming 4-6 years.

2017 Goldeneye Pinot Noir Gowan Creek Vineyard

Aside from the straight appellation release, the 2017 Pinot Noir Gowan Creek Vineyard is the largest production release in the lineup from Goldeneye. Its translucent ruby color is followed by classy ripe black cherry and mulberry fruits as well as plenty of loamy earth and spice. Showing some classic Anderson Valley minerality and savoriness, it has a great core of sweet fruit, medium-bodied richness and depth, and a clean finish. It's impeccably made.

  $86 1

Aside from the straight appellation release, the 2017 Pinot Noir Gowan Creek Vineyard is the largest production release in the lineup from Goldeneye. Its translucent ruby color is followed by classy ripe black cherry and mulberry fruits as well as plenty of loamy earth and spice. Showing some classic Anderson Valley minerality and savoriness, it has a great core of sweet fruit, medium-bodied richness and depth, and a clean finish. It's impeccably made.

2017 Goldeneye Pinot Noir Ten Degrees

The most expensive Pinot Noir in the lineup, the 2017 Pinot Noir Ten Degrees is a cellar selection brought up in 100% new French oak. This medium ruby/plum-hued 2017 has a ripe, sexy bouquet of black cherry and cassis fruits as well as toasted spice and dried flower notes, medium to full body, a ripe, textured mouthfeel, and the classic minerality and focus that's present in all of these wines. It has some upfront appeal as well as the more savory style of the 2017 vintage and should evolve gracefully for 10-12 years.

  $130 1

The most expensive Pinot Noir in the lineup, the 2017 Pinot Noir Ten Degrees is a cellar selection brought up in 100% new French oak. This medium ruby/plum-hued 2017 has a ripe, sexy bouquet of black cherry and cassis fruits as well as toasted spice and dried flower notes, medium to full body, a ripe, textured mouthfeel, and the classic minerality and focus that's present in all of these wines. It has some upfront appeal as well as the more savory style of the 2017 vintage and should evolve gracefully for 10-12 years.

2017 Goldeneye Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

Starting with the 2017 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley, which comes from multiple sites in the Anderson Valley and spent 16 months in 60% new French oak, it has a juicy berry-fruited nose as well as ample violets, candied orange peel, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. It's one of the more approachable wines in the lineup yet still has classic Anderson Valley structure and minerality, medium body, and a great finish.

  $58 1

Starting with the 2017 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley, which comes from multiple sites in the Anderson Valley and spent 16 months in 60% new French oak, it has a juicy berry-fruited nose as well as ample violets, candied orange peel, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. It's one of the more approachable wines in the lineup yet still has classic Anderson Valley structure and minerality, medium body, and a great finish.